We are Grateful for our Riders!

As we all sit down for Thanksgiving this week, it’s tradition that we remind ourselves what we are grateful for.  Here at the RTA we are grateful for a world class public transportation system provided by CTA, Metra and Pace.

But more importantly we are grateful for you, the riders, who take more than 2 million rides each work day.  And we’re not alone. So I asked a few of my friends to share why they’re thankful for public transit.

Enjoy, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

And a special thank you to all who participated in our video:

Joseph C. Szabo, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Mary Sue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council

Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of CDOT

Lori T. Healey, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Alex Debrincat, Chicago Blackhawks

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn

Andrea Zopp, President and CEO, World Business Chicago

Welz Kauffman, President & CEO of Ravinia Festival

Mary Eysenbach, Director of Conservatories, Chicago Park District

Wesley Chrisos, HR Manager, Amazon

Commissioner Karen Tamley, City of Chicago, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Congressman Mike Quigley, Illinois 5th District